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2019 BUILD Campus Forum for Faculty

The initiative will offer a full-day Forum event for full-time Boise State faculty.

  • Thursday, Aug 15, 8:45am – 4:30pm
  • Held downtown at the Residence Inn Marriott: 400 S. Capitol Blvd, Boise, Idaho 83702.  

Applications for the BUILD Forum for Faculty are now open. Apply here by March 27th!

What will happen at the BUILD Forum for Faculty?

Participants will learn how adopting inclusive teaching practices supports greater student engagement and academic achievement of all students.  This interactive workshop will be centered on how privilege is unconsciously centered in learning environments (i.e., classrooms –online and in-person, seminars, practicums, etc.) and curriculum.  

Participants will:

  • Learn more about strategies to create more inclusive and equitable learning environments and experiences for students and members of the campus community;
  • Gain skill with meaningful dialogue around issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • Find ways to contribute to Boise State University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

The BUILD Campus Forum for Faculty will be facilitated by Dr. Sharon J. Washington, a national expert in supporting educational institutions to build community capacity to address issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Participants will:

  • be present and participate for the full day of the Forum;
  • participate in at least one follow-up event during Fall 2019 or Spring 2020 (there will be many options to allow for flexible scheduling);
  • submit a reflection by May 15, 2020.


Participants will expand their knowledge of issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion at Boise State and will have time to explore concrete ways they might contribute to a more inclusive community.  

After completing a reflection activity, participants will receive $150 in professional funds, which can be used for travel, professional development, books, etc.


Full-time faculty (tenured, tenure-eligible, lecturers, and clinical faculty) who have yet to attend a forum are invited to apply.

The August Forum event will be small (~50 people), to allow for deep exploration of issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.  As a result, capacity is limited.  Follow-up events, to be held during the academic year, will be open to everyone.

Participants are encouraged, but not required, to apply with another person from their department.

All participants are welcome, regardless of one’s level of knowledge about diversity, equity and inclusion.  

Application and Timeline

Applications for the Forum are now open and close March 27th. Participants will be notified of acceptance by April 8, 2019. Apply here!


Participation in the Forum “counts” towards completion of the BUILD Certificate Program.  (equivalent of 2 learning opportunities).